Flutter-tastic bird & butterfly decor

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Back in the 60’s and 70’s it was the flying duck wall ornaments that were in vogue.  Now it appears that wallpaper, fabrics and home accessories featuring our winged friends (birds and butterflies) are making a splash all over again. So popular, that fashion designers like Julien MacDonald, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Lacroix are getting in […]

Lust list – Hot pink Modern glamour

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Modern glamour with a twist of whimsy and a shot of hot pink. It’s fresh, fun and glamorous and a look we are simply lusting over this week.  Here are some of our favorite product finds. The mid century lines and tight back tailoring of the Mrs Godfrey settee in navy velvet is the perfect […]

SF Decorator Showcase 2013 – Top 10 Rooms

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A chocolatier’s lab, a penthouse retreat, a sacred space to bathe, a Danger Zone, the Atelier… sounds like a James Bond novel. Instead these are all beautiful spaces dreamt up by a selection of San Francisco’s hottest interior designers as part of the annual San Francisco Decorator showcase opening this weekend (April 27 thru to […]

Lust List – Bold color pops

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The sun was shining in both San Francisco and London this week and this has us lusting for bright, bold and colorful furniture and accessories. From this amazing pop-tastic print of Elizabeth Taylor; to the hanging metal pendant lamp which has a burst of yellow peaking out from beneath it’s black shade; to the rainbow-bright flame […]

Inspiration: White painted floor boards

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Today I am channeling my inner Scandi with white painted floorboards.  The last time I had these in my home was about ten years ago and I just loved them.  It’s time to put lovely light and glossy boards in my current home, and now that I have decided to make this change, I have […]

STYLE FINDER: inspired by interior architects Double G

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  Today’s Style Finder on Design Lovers Blog goes shopping to create the laid back and contemporary style of this living space by Parisian interior architect duo Double G.  This artwork by Brandi Leah Hofer discovered on Saatchi online as ‘the one to watch’  is a perfect fit for recreating a similar interior scheme.  Will […]

Wool House – an explosion of wool

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Opening today at the grandiose location of Somerset House in London is Wool House, the world’s largest celebration and showcase of all things wooly for the interiors world (with some fashion sprinkled in).   A visual and touchy-feely explosion of colour with art, craft, furnishings and interior designed room sets all using wool to the max. […]

A Peek inside Liberace’s Home, Palm Springs

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Over the top glamour, chintz and bling – that’s what I expected to see inside the former home of Liberace, (the highest paid entertainer in the world during the 1950s–1970s). But when the doors of ‘Piazza de Liberace’ opened to the public for the first time during this year’s Palm Springs Modernism Week,  I was surprised […]

Minimalist Modern Retreat in Palm Springs

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It’s stark, its linear, completely open, yet private at the same time – this is the weekend retreat home of San Francisco architect Jim Jennings; which was open for tour during this years annual Palm Springs Modernism Week (an 11 day celebration of desert modernism  – architecture, design and culture).  Fortunately, my associate Ann Maurice […]

A Whole Lot of Sexy in Paris – Photographic Art

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There are few cities that ooze sex appeal more than Paris, so this may explain my obsession with the seductive photographic art I discovered during my recent visit to the Maison et Objet interior design exhibition in Paris. Several large scale, boudoir style, Pexiglass mounted, black and white photos encapsulating the chic, glamorous and sexy vibe […]

Exposed Bulb Lighting in Interiors

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Lightbulbs – to bare or not to bare? Exposed light bulbs and bulbs with transparent shades are popping up everywhere and in all manner of modern interior schemes. No longer just for use in commercial premises or for styling of photographic shoots; the naked bulb look is appearing in home interiors too. The modern invention […]

Color Flair: Wishbone Chair

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When it comes to Modern Design, the Danes do it well.  No better example than the iconic ‘CH24′ known as the ‘Y’ or ‘Wishbone’ Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949. This chair is admired for its clean lines, graceful curves and distinctive wishbone-shaped back. Practically an art piece in itself! To celebrate the chair’s 60th anniversary, […]

African Style: Luxe Glamping

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It’s a world ahead of ‘glamping’ as you know it, but it still offers you the experience of being immersed in nature, whilst never having to give up any of your usual home luxuries and impeccable design aesthetic. The brand new Singita Mara River Tented Camp is more luxurious than most homes (my rental apartment included!); with […]

Inspiration: 12 pieces of Big Art

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Big, bold and beautiful art…an excellent way to make a statement and inject colour into an interior scheme.  Whilst researching for a current interior design project I came across the website for The Apartment, a gallery and showroom in Copenhagen, Denmark, filled with an amazing collection of art, furniture and antique pieces.  The Apartment has several pieces […]

Video: 5 mins with Zoe Murphy

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Zoe Murphy is creating a name for herself as one of the hottest new furniture up-cyclers, with Liberty of London and Osbourne & Little now selling her hand printed, custom furniture pieces.  I met the lovely Zoe at Tent London during London Design Festival 2012 and asked her about her craft, her latest designs and inspiration for […]

Eclectic Boho Modern Mix – Brisbane Design Destination

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With it’s fabulous climate, laid back lifestyle, and emerging interior design scene, Brisbane (the fastest growing capital city in Australia), is definitely a place to put on your design trip ‘Down Under’ itinerary. During my recent visit to Brisbane, I hunted down my favorite interior design hotspots and will continue to share these with you over the coming months (see previous […]

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